The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 68 104
Rank change year-on-year -5 +36  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 30 58 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.57% 2.33% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.91% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 17
Median daily rate £520 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £21.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +104.76% -32.25%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1529 1996 2199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.22% 80.13% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 1066 1167
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 49 61
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +21 16 £525 +13.51% 8
Maidenhead -11 2 £330 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 15 (33.33%) CISSP
3 14 (31.11%) Project Management
4 12 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (20.00%) Degree
7 8 (17.78%) CISM
8 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
8 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (15.56%) PMO
9 5 (11.11%) Ariba
9 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (11.11%) SAP
9 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (11.11%) ISMS
9 5 (11.11%) Billing
9 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (11.11%) Data Privacy
9 5 (11.11%) Concur
10 4 (8.89%) Security Operations
10 4 (8.89%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (8.89%) SIEM
10 4 (8.89%) PCI DSS
10 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
10 4 (8.89%) Security Architecture

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (4.44%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.22%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.89%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.22%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) VPN
3 2 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) Network Security
3 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.44%) VoIP
3 2 (4.44%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Billing
3 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (4.44%) Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
6 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Consultant
2 8 (17.78%) Architect
2 8 (17.78%) Security Consultant
3 7 (15.56%) Information Security Consultant
4 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Security Manager
5 5 (11.11%) SAP Manager
5 5 (11.11%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Information Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (8.89%) SAP Project Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Business Manager
8 2 (4.44%) DBA
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Information Security Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.44%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.22%) PMI
4 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
1 3 (6.67%) Unix
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Project Management
2 10 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (11.11%) Data Privacy
5 5 (11.11%) ISMS
5 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (8.89%) Business Continuity
6 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (8.89%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (8.89%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.89%) Security Operations
6 4 (8.89%) SIEM
7 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.67%) Investment Management
7 3 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) C
2 1 (2.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) CISSP
2 9 (20.00%) Degree
3 8 (17.78%) CISM
4 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.67%) SANS
6 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) SSCP
7 2 (4.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (4.44%) CEH
7 2 (4.44%) CISA
7 2 (4.44%) HNC
7 2 (4.44%) HND
7 2 (4.44%) PCI QSA
8 1 (2.22%) CCIE
8 1 (2.22%) CCNA
8 1 (2.22%) CISMP
8 1 (2.22%) CRISC
8 1 (2.22%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (15.56%) PMO
3 4 (8.89%) GDPR
3 4 (8.89%) PCI DSS
4 3 (6.67%) ISO27005
4 3 (6.67%) SLA
5 2 (4.44%) ISO22301
6 1 (2.22%) COBIT
6 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.22%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Nessus
1 1 (2.22%) Nexpose
1 1 (2.22%) Nmap
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (2.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Ariba
1 5 (11.11%) Concur
1 5 (11.11%) SAP
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Apple
3 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) hybris
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Intel
4 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) NetWitness
4 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.22%) Snow
4 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.22%) Splunk